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February 27th, 2024


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Dirk Hoogendoorn
Fergus, Ontario, Canada

About Dirk

Dirk returned to school In the fall of 2003 after a 43 year absence and took a basic wood working night course. One of the topics covered during the course was sharpening plane blades and chisels along with a lesson on turning a spindle. This part of the course really opened up a whole new area of interest for him, and he embarked on his present passion of turning bowls, platters, hollow forms, Christmas tree ornaments and anything else that he can find information on.

After retiring from his profession of 33 years Dirk and his wife moved to Meaford in the summer of 2007 he could then focus more of his time and attention to his passion of wood turning. Since his initial lesson on spindle turning Dirk taught himself the ins and outs of bowl turning as well as different methods of turning. In his pieces Dirk tries to bring out the natural beauty and grain of the item his is turning. He loves the idea of trying something new and the making of his own hollowing tools.

Of all of the different woods available Dirk enjoys working with native woods of the area and also being retired it is even better if he can find his own source without having to shell out the pension to feed his hobby. You can reach me at dirkhoogendoorn@rogers.com


For more information on Dirk's work, you can contact Dirk at im4toys@yahoo.ca.

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Turning an Urn

Turning an Urn

I was asked to turn an urn for a gentleman. This is the result I came up with 10" high and 7.5" across. Made with Ash, Paduak, Cherry and a piece of skidwood.

© Dirk Hoogendoorn


Winged Box

Ash raised winged box. This box is raised and the wings are the footing for this box as well, the top has a turned finial,

© Dirk Hoogendoorn

Winged Box

For a Friend

For a Friend

An offset and off round turned and carved platter that is dyed and finished.

© Dirk Hoogendoorn


New and Improved Vortex

Just a Bowl from a board "On Steroids". Eight different kinds of wood and Twenty Four rings finished with 3 coats of Polymerized Tung Oil

© Dirk Hoogendoorn

New and Improved Vortex

Easter Morning

Easter Morning

Manitoba Maple 14" Medallion. Off center and off axis turned, then carved.

© Dirk Hoogendoorn


Staved Christmas tree Ornament

Staved Construction, with laminate between. This ornament was fun to turn, then someone said that I could not turn the bird, so bird included.

© Dirk Hoogendoorn

Staved Christmas tree Ornament
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